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Only in the Philippines: Gov’t building jails for VIPs

A first-class jail for first-class felons?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino rating 8 points down vs graft

Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), more Filipinos disapprove of the administration’s efforts in fighting graft and corruption in government, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Manpower lack snags fight vs crime

It was a chilly Tuesday night Christina Labador would rather forget.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senators scored for probing own crime

How can the culprits investigate their own crime?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Napoles ordered moved to Bicutan; joins Gigi Reyes

A “shocked” Janet Lim-Napoles broke down in tears at a Sandiganbayan hearing on Friday after the court ordered her transfer to the Camp Bagong Diwa jail in Taguig City, where she might just possibly become bunkmates with her coaccused Gigi Reyes.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

OPINION

So’s gambit declined

Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Transparency and accountability

We’re going to hear the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, and every Juan, Maria and Jose are gearing to give their two cents’ worth of opinion on every single thing he will say. Which is good. Everyone is involved.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Old scam, new suit

Are we being set up for another in the unending series of farces that bedeviled the coconut levy and impoverished millions of small farmers?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A man of the people

Our giant neighbor to the south, Indonesia, has just elected its seventh president in an unexpectedly close election. What makes the victory of Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, much better known as Jokowi, out of the ordinary, however, is not the tightness of the race (he still won a convincing 53 percent of the vote) but the back story of the winning candidate. He is the first Indonesian to be elected to the presidency who does not hail from the country’s political or military elite.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

The trouble with impeaching President Aquino

The trouble with impeaching President Aquino is that Vice President Jojo Binay would become president. His wife, Elenita, would become first lady. What a prospect! It would be as if Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were back in Malacañang.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

IMF lowers growth forecast for PH

The Inyernational Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its growth forecast for the Philippines, citing global risks, as well as the slowdown in state spending that may extend the country’s first quarter slump all the way to June.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Stocks end flat

The local stock market was flat Friday, the last trading day before the so-called “ghost month,” alongside lackluster regional markets.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

GT Capital sells P12B in bonds

GT Capital Holdings Inc. of tycoon George Ty rolled out Friday a public offering of up to P12 billion in fixed-term bonds in series of five-, seven- and 10-year tenors.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

IMF cuts Asean growth outlook

Southeast Asia should expect slower growth this year as tighter monetary conditions in the world’s more advanced economies could destabilize financial markets in the region.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PH share prices close lower

Trading on local stocks on Thursday were muted as investors lacked incentives to load up on equities ahead of a “ghost month.”

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Pirates hold off Generals

WILSON Baltazar and Dexter Zamora joined forces down the stretch and powered Lyceum past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 73-67, last night for its third straight win in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,NCAA | Read More »

Blue Eagles seek 4th victory against Bulldogs today

ATENEO may have found a gem in Arvin Tolentino, but the rookie forward would rather stay out of the spotlight when the Blue Eagles try to keep the solo lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament today.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,UAAP | Read More »

Gilas, Blatche to train in Miami

Gilas Pilipinas departs for Miami, Florida, today for an intense two-week training as it prepares for the Fiba World Cup in Spain starting Aug. 28.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Cagayan turns back Army

The Cagayan Valley Rising Suns simply made sure their record would stand for another year.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports,Volleyball | Read More »

Eagles alone on top at 3-0

Arvin Tolentino proved yet again that he’s this season’s prize catch as Ateneo turned back University of the Philippines, 86-75, to grab the solo lead with its third straight victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,UAAP | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

The ‘Cast’ phenomenon continues

At its sentimental and dramatic heart, the comic book series “Cast” seems to be about a love triangle unfolding amid the hustle and bustle of a high school play—but it turns out to be about so much more. That’s why “Cast” was arguably the most popular ongoing series of the 2000s, with hundreds of young followers.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Super | Read More »

Filipina lives her design dream in New York

Twenty-four-year-old Patricia Mae Icban Hermogenes is living the dream she’s had for years: to live in New York and work in the fashion industry.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘Simple gowns’ expected at next week’s Sona

If you’re expecting a pomp-and-pageantry-less red carpet at the President’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, owing to recent natural calamities and the country’s political climate, think again. As one fashion designer says, it’s just not the way Filipinos are.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Getting that beauty queen look

In beauty pageants, attractiveness and intelligence are given the spotlight, regardless of age and race. They are training grounds for social skills and self-discovery, although it’s a physically and emotionally draining process.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

We will miss The Tivoli

When we were kids, family members would take turns choosing where to eat out. Mom would start by asking dad, then herself, and then the eldest kid, down to the youngest.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Jason Mraz sings about the heady pleasures of romance

The rhymes and perky alliterations in Jason Mraz’s first acoustic set, “Yes!,” aren’t as tonally fanciful and lyrically flamboyant as those in, say, “Wordplay,” “Clockwatching” and “I Won’t Give Up,” in which he rhetorically asks his loved one, “How old is your soul?” But, like the record-smashing “I’m Yours” and his Grammy-winning duet with Colbie Caillat, “Lucky,” the radio-ready cuts of his fifth studio album brim with optimistic vigor.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Fifty Shades of Grey sizzles with movie trailer

The official trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a highly anticipated movie adaptation of the novel with the same name, has been released, garnering over 3 million views on YouTube within the first 12 hours since posting time.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

The continued blossoming of ‘Maximo’

How fast time flies! Nathan Lopez, breakout star of the 2005 indie hit “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros,” marks his 23rd birth anniversary on Aug. 19.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

PhilPop crowns 3rd champ tomorrow

The annual Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPop) songwriting competition crowns its third winner tomorrow, Saturday, at the grand finals in Meralco Theater, Pasig City.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Claudine Barretto’s lawyer on Raymart Santiago: ‘Defensive much?’

The camp of actor Raymart Santiago is being "too defensive," the lawyer of Claudine Barretto said.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

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